2 Truck Driving Job Offers From TransAm And May Trucking?

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a20fan4ever2's Comment
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What would you do?

I already have a plane ticket purchased by Trans Am to go to orientation on Tuesday in Rockwall, TX. I was hired by them on Wednesday night. Then I received a call Friday evening that I was approved by another company. In comparing the 2 companies, the 2nd one seems to be a much better offer. Here's why:

Trans Am pays $350 a week for orientation and training. Start at .30 cent a mile and 1/2 cent raise every 6 months, can't guarantee when I'll be home after training ends and I am given my own truck.

2nd company pays $630 a week for orientation and training. Starts at .35 cents a mile and 2 cent raise after 6 months and again after a year. Said when training is over I'm issued my own truck and sent home for 3 days to get what I need to be on the road for 3-4 weeks at a time.

I'm ultimately going to Trams Am on Tuesday because I accepted their offer first. I just wouldn't feel right after the plane ticket was already purchased. I don't want to burn any bridges if I don't have too. Now the 2nd company has told me that if for some reason it doesn't work out at Trans Am then their offer still stands whether it's a week, a month or a year from now.

Just wondering how other drivers would handle this situation.

G-Town's Comment
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Does the second company have a name? Mystery and intrigue,...TT has it all.

My two cents? You made your decision, stick with it and don't look back.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Adding on to G-Town's question, does said second company say what your job would be? Like maybe multi-stop deliveries to small stores similar to Dollar General? (look those up here. Search box in the top left.)

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a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Does the second company have a name? Mystery and intrigue,...TT has it all.

The second company is May Trucking based out of Oregon. Orientation is held beginning on Tuesdays every week and they would send me to Lebanon, TN due to my home address.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I think you handled it perfectly. Didn't burn a bridge with TA. Left another door wide open at the "Other" Company. Hey..... Most Companies will stick you on a Grey Dog with some of societies less than desirables! You git a PLANE TICKET! Wise choice. Good Luck!

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a20fan4ever2's Comment
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I think you handled it perfectly. Didn't burn a bridge with TA. Left another door wide open at the "Other" Company. Hey..... Most Companies will stick you on a Grey Dog with some of societies less than desirables! You git a PLANE TICKET! Wise choice. Good Luck!

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Thanks Tractor! As bad as I wanted to say yes to May Trucking my conscious just wouldn't let me and I was told that they respected my decision cause they wouldn't want anyone to skip out on them in the same fashion. It's made me feel better about myself but I still need the money they offer. Guess I'll just take it one day at a time and see what happens!

G-Town's Comment
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You did the right thing, don't look back.

Good luck.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Today is a good day! Another Trucker in America with a Conscience that honors his Commitments. A shrinking population. Welcome to the Club Sir!

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a20fan4ever2's Comment
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Today is a good day! Another Trucker in America with a Conscience that honors his Commitments. A shrinking population. Welcome to the Club Sir!

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Thank you! My integrity and commitment to what I day I'll do is a big part of all my choices in life. But don't get me wrong....one slip by Trans Am and I will be making a phone call to May! With $640 month in child support it was extremely hard to turn May down. And now that I've read some other posts about them on here it's starting to eat at me that I turned em down. But like I said I have to stick by my word and give Trans Am a shot to make me happy. Ive heard Trams Am trucks come fully equipped which I'm thinking they use as a crutch to not pay as well. But for myself I could do without some extras to make myself, my kids and my wallet much happier!

Errol V.'s Comment
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But don't get me wrong....one slip by Trans Am and I will be making a phone call to May! With $640 month in child support it was extremely hard to turn May down. And now that I've read some other posts about them on here it's starting to eat at me that I turned em down.

Make your decision to stick by your decision a benchmark of your reliability, not a sacrifice you made. There's a difference.

1. "one slip by Trans Am": just a heads up on yourself. As a new driver be careful about your judgment of "slip ups". This forum has seen many newbie complaints about some "slip up" by their employer, only to find out that the driver misunderstood something!

2. If you read some other posts about May Trucking, have you read any posts about Tans Am?

3. Thought for the day, in mixed metaphors: Don't let the past eat at your thinking. You're better off riding the pony you got on.

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